Definitions for "short hedge"
The sale of a futures or options contract to protect against the possibility...
Operation aimed to reduce the risk of decline in the price of a security or commodity (e.g. a company can short hedge the by taking a short position on a futures contract: if the price goes down the loss from the selling of the asset is off set by the profit made on the futures contract).
Selling futures contracts to protect against possible declining prices of commodities. Opposite of Long Hedge.